Fish Draws Brochure 2009qxd

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					                                                                                                                                                   Choices: An applicant can indicate up to three lake choices for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR
  Timelines:                                                                                                                                       each draw. The exception is if you choose “999”. If you do not
                                                                                                                                                   want to be drawn but want to increase your draw priority, use
                                                                                                                                                   “999” as your first and only draw choice on your draw application.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DRAW APPLICATION ONLINE
  March 20 - April 23              Draw applications may be purchased online at or at licence issuers or on the                                                                                            It is recommended that you complete the Draw
                                                                                                                                                   Normal draw application restrictions apply regarding eligibility.
                                   draw line 1-900-451-3474. The call will cost $3.25 for the first minute and $1.15 for each                                                                                              Application Worksheet provided. To purchase your draw
                                   additional minute. Charges will be on your telephone bill. Touch-tone phones only (no cellulars).               You can view last year’s Special Licence Draws Summary Report.          application online, you need your WIN, a VISA,
                                   Follow prompts. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.                                                             This report provides statistics on the number of applications,          MasterCard or American Express and your draw choices.
  May 6                            Draw results may be viewed online at Successful draw applicants will be mailed                 number of licences available and your chances (%) of being
                                   paper tags for those wanting to purchase the licence online. Online paper tags are also available               drawn. The website is or              Draw Applications - Select a Draw
                                   at your nearest Fish and Wildlife office.                                                                                                                                               Under the 'Purchase' menu select 'Draw Application'
  May 6 - May 10                   Draw results available on 1-900-451-3474 line – $0.75 per minute, touch-tone telephones, open                            LICENSING REQUIREMENTS                                         i) Select your draw from the list of options.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ii) Select your draw choice (WMU, season code from the
                                   seven days a week, 24 hours a day.                                                                              Anglers who wish to retain a walleye in one of the specified                 pop down menu). This is a list of the valid draw choices.
  May 8                            Special Walleye Licence available for purchase online or at licence issuers.                                    lakes is required to hold a Special Walleye Licence (including               You can select up to 3 draw choices. Select them in the
  May 11                           Undersubscribed licence information available at 1-877-289-0999 (toll free), or online at                       seniors, youths, First Nations, and Métis people). An Alberta                order of your preference.
                          or                                                                            Resident Sportfishing Licence is also required unless you are           iii) Your WIN will automatically be entered as WIN 1. You
  May 13, 8:15 a.m. to             Undersubscribed licences available for reservation on the 1-900-451-3474 line                                   under 16 years of age, an Alberta resident aged 65 or older, or              may enter up to 3 more person's WINs if you wish you
                                                                                                                                                   a registered Indian under the Indian Act. An angler may hold                 make a group application. Remember, the group
  Mar. 10, 2010 midnight           ($1.25 per minute) on a first come first served basis.
                                                                                                                                                   only one Special Walleye Licence for walleye per year. This                  application is assigned to the lowest priority in the
                                                                                                                                                   licence allows an angler to retain a walleye of a specified total            group.
                                                                                                                                                   length, in a specified lake, during the specified season (all
                                                    DRAW RULES                                                                                     specified on the licence). The licence cost is $10.50 plus GST          Purchase more than one draw application: To purchase
The following table lists the fish draws available.                                                                                                and is available for purchase at licence issuers or online at           another draw application, click on 'Add Draw'.
                                                                                                                                          To buy a licence online, you must have a
 Type of Special Walleye                       Restrictions on Applying for                      Maximum Applications Allowed                      prenumbered 10 digit Government of Alberta paper tag and wire           Follow the same steps as above. You can purchase up to 3
 Licence Draws Available                       These Draws                                                                                         before you begin your purchase. A tag must be affixed to the            draw applications in one session order.
                                                                                                                                                   fish as instructed. The licence must be retained along with the
 Walleye (Class A)                               An Alberta Resident may apply for all 3         1 application for each from this list of 3.       tagged fish. Do not remove this tag until the fish is prepared for      Edit your draw application: You may edit your draw
                                                 draws but may only be drawn in one.                                                               taxidermy or consumption.                                               application(s) at any point while you are logged in and prior
 Walleye (Class B)                                                                                                                                                                                                         to paying for your order.
                                              Draws will be conducted in this order:                                                               The angler must carry both the Resident Sportfishing Licence
                                                 Walleye (Class A) first, Walleye (Class B)                                                        and the Special Walleye Licence and tag(s) on his/her person            Pay for your draw application online: Your credit card
 Walleye (Class C)
                                                 second, and Walleye (Class C) third.                                                              while angling.                                                          billing address information will be filled in from your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           personal information. You can edit this information if it is
                                                 Applicants drawn in a walleye draw will be                                                        Lost Special Walleye Licence and/or Tag                                 not accurate. Select the type of credit card you wish to use
                                                 eliminated from the subsequent draws.                                                             Lost/destroyed licences – licences purchased at a licence               – VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Enter the credit
                                                                                                                                                   issuer can be reprinted at any licence issuer for a $2.00 fee.          card number, the expiry date, security code and the name
WIN: All applicants must have a 10-digit Wildlife                       Application Cost: A price of $3.04 (plus GST) is charged for each          Licences purchased online can be reprinted online at no                 as it appears on the credit card. Once the credit card
Identification Number (WIN), including those under 16 years             application and is non-refundable.                                         charge.                                                                 payment has been confirmed, you can print a copy of the
of age, over 65 years of age, First Nations and Métis people.           Group Applications: A maximum of 4 applicants may apply together.                                                                                  Payment Confirmation for your records.
A WIN can be purchased online or at any licence issuer for              A group making a joint application for a draw is only charged for one      Lost/destroyed tags – Tags issued by a licence issuer can be
$8.00 plus GST and is valid for 5 years.                                application. To make a group application, you only need to apply once      reprinted at any licence issuer for a $4.00 fee. A replacement          Draw application(s) purchase complete: The online
                                                                        for the entire group, listing the WIN of each applicant. If drawn, those   tag(s) for a licence purchased online can be replaced at no             draw application is entered immediately into the draw
Age: There is no age restriction.                                       who applied as a group will be drawn as a group, and each angler will      charge. You are required to bring your licence to a Fish and            database. It is recommended that you return to the website
                                                                        then be authorized to purchase a Special Walleye Licence.                  Wildlife office. In both cases you must complete a statutory            and view your draw applications the day after you made
Residency: The draws are available to residents of Alberta                                                                                         declaration to authorize the replacement.                               the purchase. Click on Draws under My Profile in the left
only.                                                                   Draw Priority: The WIN is used to identify a draw applicant’s priority.                                                                            hand side menu. Specific validation checks occur during
                                                                        In the first year (2006), all draw applicants entered the draws with a 0            TAGGING AND MEASURING                                          the time of purchase, other validation checks are run
Eligibility: A resident of Alberta is not eligible to apply if their    priority. A draw applicant’s priority increases when the draw                                                                                      overnight. At this point your draw priorities are also set.
                                                                                                                                                   For tagging and measuring instructions please refer to the 2009         You should view each of your draw applications and
fishing privileges are under suspension or cancellation. An             application is not drawn and will be reset to 0 once their application
                                                                                                                                                   Alberta Guide to Sportfishing pages 16 and 21.                          ensure all the information is accurate. If you have any
applicant must be eligible to hold an Alberta Sportfishing              has been drawn. Priority will be accumulated, tracked and used in the
Licence at time of application.                                         draw selection from the initial draw (2006). The priority for a group      It is best to immediately release fish that are close to legal length   questions about your draw application(s) call toll-free
                                                                        application will be based on the individual applicant whose priority is    rather than subjecting the fish to extra handling for the taking of a   1-877-289-0999.
                                                                        lowest.                                                                    more accurate measurement.
DRAW APPLICATION PROCESS                                            SPECIAL WALLEYE LICENCE DRAWS
                                                                                                                                           UNDERSUBSCRIBED LICENCES                                                       2009
                                                                     An Alberta resident may apply for each different-sized
                                                                     class of Special Walleye Licence, but may possess only 1
                                                                                                                                                            Alberta Residents only
                                                                                                                                                   Dial 1-900-451-3474 $1.25 each minute                             Special Walleye
                                                                     of these licences.
    WORKSHEET                                                        The Walleye (Class A) draw will be conducted first, then
                                                                     the Walleye (Class B) draw followed by the Walleye
                                                                                                                                                May 13, 8:15 a.m. to March 10, 2010 midnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Licence Draws
How to Apply                                                         (Class C) draw. Applicants drawn in a walleye draw will be        If there are not enough draw applicants to fill the quota set for the
                                                                     eliminated from the subsequent draws.                             licences through the draw process, the undersubscribed licences
Apply online at or at a local                                                                                          will be made available for sale to eligible Alberta resident anglers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pigeon (47-1-W5), Wolf (66-7-W4),
licence issuer – list of issuers is available                                                                                          on a first come first served basis.                                     Newell (17-15-W4), Kehiwin (59-7-W4)
online at or
                                                                         DRAW CODE 60 – Walleye (Class A)
                                                                                                                                         To determine which licences are available, starting May 11, you
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Floatingstone (60-11-W4) Lakes
                                                                    This licence authorizes the holder to retain 2 walleye over
Dial 1-900-451-3474.                                                                                                                     can either 1) call (toll free) 1-877-289-0999, or 2) visit the
                                                                    50 cm in total length in one of the specified lakes during the
                                                                    season indicated below. Price $10.50 (GST not included)              website or                                  Draw Application Period is
    FIRST APPLICATION               (1 Application per Draw)                    Season                    Lake           Enter 1 of      These special licences are only available through the                            Friday, March 20 to
                                                                                                                       these Choices     1-900-451-3474 line seven days a week, 24 hours a day. You                     Thursday, April 23, 2009
       ENTER YOUR 10-DIGIT WiN #                                    June 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010    Wolf (66-7-W4)   702               must use a touch-tone telephone, no cellulars and you should
              Or Provide your card to the Issuer                                                                                         confirm your phone has 1-900 access prior to the opening date.
                                                                    May 8, 2009 to March 15, 2010     Newell           703                                                                                         To avoid problems we encourage you to apply
                                                                                                                                         There is a charge of $1.25 for each minute. This charge will
                                                                                                                                         appear on your long distance telephone bill.                              as early as possible. Need help? Call the draw
                                                                    May 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010    Floatingstone    704                                                                                          information line (toll-free) at 1-877-289-0999.
            Optional Group Application                                                                                                   To reserve a licence, callers need their 10-digit WIN. During a           Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                                                     May 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010   Kehiwin          705
                     2nd WiN                                                                                                             call, a caller may also reserve a licence of the same kind for the
                                                                                                                                         same lake for up to each of 3 other anglers, provided the caller
                                                                                                                                         has their WINs.
                        3rd WiN
                                                                         DRAW CODE 61 – Walleye (Class B)
                                                                                                                                         The next day after reserving a licence, you can go online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   INTERNET LICENSING
                                                                    This licence authorizes the holder to retain 3 walleye 43-50 cm to confirm your reservation has been
                        4th WiN
                                                                    in total length in one of the specified lakes during the season      authorized. If you have any questions, you can call                   Apply online for your special walleye licence.
                                                                    indicated below. Price $10.50 (GST not included)
                                                                                Season                     Lake          Enter 1 of
                                                                                                                                         1-877-289-0999 (toll free) for assistance. Once you confirm
                                                                                                                                         your licence has been authorized, you can purchase the licence        
                                                                                                                       these Choices     online or at a licence issuer. The angler is required to bring his
             ENTER 2-DIGIT DRAW CODE
                                                                    May 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010    Pigeon           701               or her WIN card and provide the licence issuer with the draw
                                                                                                                                         code for the undersubscribed licence reserved.
                           Draw Code Description                    June 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010    Wolf (66-7-W4)   702
                                                                                                                                         Normal licence restrictions apply regarding licence
            ENTER 3-DIGIT DRAW CHOICE                               May 8, 2009 to March 15, 2010     Newell           703               combinations and eligibility. For example, if you were drawn in
                        1st Choice                                  May 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010    Floatingstone
                                                                                                                                         one of the Special Walleye Licence draws, you cannot obtain
                                                                                                                                         another licence through the undersubscribed process.
                                                                    May 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010    Kehiwin          705               An angler does not have to apply in the draw in order to be
 Optional 2 Choice                                                                                                                       eligible to obtain an undersubscribed licence. Draw priorities are
                                      Do Not Select a 2nd
                                                                                                                                         not affected by the acquisition of an undersubscribed licence.
                                    or 3rd choice if your 1st
                                   choice is ‘999’. Selecting
                                                                         DRAW CODE 62 – Walleye (Class C)
      rd                             ‘999’ is considered an         This licence authorizes the holder to retain 3 walleye under       If you have any questions call 1-877-289-0999 (toll free).
     3 Choice                       application and normal
                                  application restrictions apply.   43 cm in total length in one of the specified lakes during the                             ISBN: 0-7785-4790-6
                                                                    season indicated below. Price $10.50 (GST not included)                                       Pub. No. I/246                                                   This information
                                                                                Season                     Lake          Enter 1 of                                                                                            is also available online
           Special Walleye Licence Draws:                                                                              these Choices                                                                           or
     Draw Code:                             Draw:                   May 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010    Pigeon           701
         60                            Walleye (Class A)
                                                                     June 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010   Wolf (66-7-W4)   702
         61                            Walleye (Class B)
         62                            Walleye (Class C)             May 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010   Floatingstone    704

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